Tutor.com Expands Mobile Services with Support for Android
NEW YORK - November 1, 2011 - Tutor.com, the highest-rated online tutoring provider, today announced that students can connect to a tutor for a live, high quality learning session from any Android, iOS and other mobile devices with the introduction of the HTML5 Online Classroom. Students who use an iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone can continue to use Tutor.com To Go™, a free app for all Tutor.com account-holders.
Tutor.com account-holders have completed nearly 10,000 one-to-one tutoring and career sessions using their iOS mobile device since Tutor.com To Go launched in April 2011. Students give the mobile experience high praise and 93% of students completing post-session surveys say they would recommend it to a friend. “I love this! I can be in the waiting room of a doctor’s office and connected to a chemistry tutor!! :)” reported a tenth grade student who connected for a chemistry session from her iPhone.
Mobile is the Bridge for the Digital Divide
According to recent Pew studies 23% - 41% of 12-17 year olds regularly connect to the Internet from their mobile phone even when they have a computer at home. Even more telling is that 41% of teens in the lowest household income category are using their mobile phone to go online.
“Our product philosophy has always been to ensure that all populations have access to our online tutoring services and the high quality help we provide,” said George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com. “Full mobile support allows students a connection to a tutor when and where they need it. The launch of Tutor.com To Go showed us that students expect access from their mobile devices, and expanded Android support means more students engaged in their school work.”
Tutor.com’s mobile services complements our programs in public schools, libraries, community colleges, universities and with the Department of Defense by creating more ways to extend the learning day with help that is aligned to the curriculum, keeps students on task and prepared for each day’s lesson.
Tutor.com is the world’s largest and highest-rated online tutoring service. The Tutor.com network of over two thousand professional tutors and career specialists have delivered more than 7 million one-to-one tutoring and career sessions in a proprietary online classroom optimized for learning, since 2001. Tutor.com powers tutoring and homework help programs for the Department of Defense; school districts across the country; colleges and universities; the states of Alabama, Alaska, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota and Rhode Island; the District of Columbia, and thousands of public libraries. For more information about Tutor.com’s Mobile Solutions, please go to www.tutor.com/mobile.
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